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This replacement procedure can be used for:
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The steps may slightly vary depending on the car design.

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Mounting Kit, tie rod end
Tools
Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A6 Avant (4G5, C7, 4GD). Tools you need:
Wire brush
WD-40 spray
Brake cleaner
Copper grease
Combination spanner #21
Combination spanner #24
Drive socket # 21
Wheel impact socket #17
Torque wrench
Vernier caliper
Wheel chock
Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A6 Avant (4G5, C7, 4GD). AUTODOC recommends:
  • Replace tie rod ends in pairs.
  • The replacement procedure is identical for the right and left tie rod ends.
  • Please note: all work on the car – AUDI A6 Avant (4G5, C7, 4GD) – should be done with the engine switched off.
Carry out replacement in the following order:
  1. Step 1
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    Secure the wheels with chocks.
  2. Step 2
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    Loosen the wheel mounting bolts. Use wheel impact socket #17.
  3. Step 3
    Raise the front of the car and secure on supports.
    Step 4
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    Unscrew the wheel bolts.
    Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A6 Avant (4G5, C7, 4GD). Tip:
    To avoid injury, hold up the wheel when unscrewing the bolts.
  4. Step 5
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    Remove the wheel.
  5. Step 6
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    Clean the fastener connecting the tie rod end to the steering knuckle. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  6. Step 7
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    Unscrew the end fastening nut to the steering knuckle. Use a combination spanner #21.
  7. Step 8
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    Clean the lock nut that connects the tie rod to the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  8. Step 9
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    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
  9. Step 10
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    Loosen the lock nut securing the tie rod end to the tie rod. Use a combination spanner #24 (2 pieces).
  10. Step 11
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    Disconnect the tie rod end from the steering knuckle.
  11. Step 12
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    Screw the end out of the tie rod.
  12. Step 13
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    Clean the mounting seats of the tie rod end. Use a wire brush. Use WD-40 spray.
  13. Step 14
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    Screw on a new tie rod end.
    Replacement: track rod end – AUDI A6 Avant (4G5, C7, 4GD). AUTODOC experts recommend:
    While installing the steering rod end remember to make the same number of turns or to leave the same length of thread showing as per your measurements.
  14. Step 15
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    When deinstalling, mark or measure the precise position of the ball joint on the track rod, or count the number of turns in order to prevent misalignment afterward. Use a vernier caliper.
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